Monday, June 13, 2011

Panyee, Thailand

It's a village on stilts in Phang Nga Bay.  Every structure is built over open sea.  Why?  Because there is no room on Koh Panyee (the island in the background) for settlement.  These fisher folks, all Muslims, have been living here for hundreds of years.  Their fishing economy is now supplemented, perhaps surpassed, by the money they make on tourism.  [2011]

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